Inspiration

Creek where Lou Dean spent her childhood
Stories of Hope

A Collection of Lou Dean Stories

Enjoy this selection of inspiring stories by Lou Dean.

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Finding joy each day
Life Advice

How to Choose Joy One Day at a Time

Joy doesn’t just happen; it’s up to us to choose it daily. Here’s how.

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Spiritual weather report
Stories of Faith

How High Is Your Spiritual Enthusiasm Today?

A slip of the tongue leads to a spiritual insight. 

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Getting good news at the doctor's office
Managing Life Changes

How to Handle the ‘Shock’ of Good News

We can become too accustomed to processing bad news. But what about when life brings us a pleasant surprise?

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Happiness Around the World
Positive Living

What Does Happiness Look Like Around the World?

An inspiring linguistics project is gathering the positive words that can help us all be a little happier.

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Favorite hymn
Prayer Stories

What Is the Most Beloved Hymn?

Hymn Society members cast their votes for the greatest hymn of all time. Here’s the result.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton
Motivational Stories

Trent Shelton: How Failure Inspired Him to Find a New Purpose

When he didn't achieve his NFL dreams, he had to forge a new path to success and contentment—helping others in the process.

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Rescuers form a human chain in dangerous water
Stories of Hope

They Formed a Human Chain and Saved Nine People from Drowning

An evening on the beach took a dramatic turn when a riptide put a family at risk.

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Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton
Motivational Stories

August 2019 Cover Star Trent Shelton Greets Guideposts Readers

Author and motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares his story in the August 2019 issue of Guideposts. Watch our exclusive video interview with him!

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Church and happiness
Health and Wellness

7 Ways Church Can Make You Happier

What is it about regular church attendance that is so crucial to one’s well-being?

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